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Counseling Psychology

Wonyoung L. Cho

Assistant Professor

  • Wonyoung Cho
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Wonyoung L. Cho, PhD, is an educator, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, and an AAMFT-approved Clinical Supervisor.

She is an assistant professor teaching in the Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy (MCFT) program here at Lewis & Clark, and is active in the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) and the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).

Dr. Wonyoung is fully bilingual (Korean and English, written and oral) and is interested in using languages as markers of culture to learn and understand the culture(s) of mental health.

Current Research

  • Context Filtering and l/Languages in therapy practices and education
  • Narrative identity construction/development
  • International mental health and mental health in diaspora(s)

Publications

Cho, W. L. (2019). A response to multicultural competence re-examined. In G. Monk, J. Winslade, & S. Sinclair (Eds.), Intercultural Counseling: Bridging the Us and Them Divide. San Diego, CA: Cognella Publishing.

Cho, W. L. (2019). Context Filtering: Clinical and Linguistic Practices of Asian American Multilingual Mental Health Professionals (Doctoral dissertation).

Cho, W. L. (2019, May). 엘림 심리 상담 칼럼: 이야기로 만드는 자녀들의 건강한 정체성*. San Diego Korean-American Community Magazine.
*translation) Elim Counseling Column: Healthy identity for our children through stories

Presentations

Lyu, K., Kadaba, M. L., Thakore-Dunlap, U., Truong, T., Han, S., Huang, J., Maung, J., & Cho, W. L. (2019, October). Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Ways Practitioners Work Collaboratively and Redefine Clinical Practice. Interactive session at the Asian American Psychological Association 2019 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Barton, R., Blevins, D., & Cho, W. L. (2019, June). Diasporic Childhood: Sites of Rupture and Repair. Brief oral presentation at the American Family Therapy Academy 41st Annual Meeting and Open Conference, Oakland, CA.

Cho, W. L. & Stock, A. (2019, June). Systems for Culturally Relevant Mental Healthcare . Brief oral presentation at the American Family Therapy Academy 41st Annual Meeting and Open Conference, Oakland, CA.

Mock, M. & Cho, W. L. (2019, June). The power of cultural narratives in family therapy education, training, and clinical practice for relational bridging. Brief oral presentation at the Amerian Family Therapy Academy 41st Annual Meeting and Open Conference, Oakland, CA.

Cho, W. L. (2018, October). History of Multicultural Counseling Competence (MCC) and future directions for culturally-relevant practices. Oral presentation at the Asian Academy of Family Therapy 5th Annual Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

Cho, W. L. (2018, October). Stories and Us: Narrative Identity Development (이야기와 우리: 이야기 정체성 발달 또는 구성). Guest lecture for graduate students in the Early Childhood Development program on Narrative Identity Construction theory and its application; delivered in Korean, Pusan National University in Busan, South Korea.

Academic Credentials

2019 - PhD in Education, Claremont Graduate University & San Diego State University

2012 - M.S. in Counseling (Marriage and Family Therapy), San Diego State University

2007 - BS in Psychology (with minor in Asian American Studies), University of California – Los Angeles